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Wigs on the Go: Keeping Your Wig Glamourous this Festive Season

The festive season can be hectic with travelling, celebrations and family. Here’s how to keep your wig in good shape for all that glitters this year.

Whether you have year-end work parties, Christmas brunch with the family or catching some winter sun somewhere exotic, no doubt keeping your wig in good shape has crossed your mind. After all, whether you’re sporting a classic blonde bob or a sophisticated brunette shaggy style, your wig should help you feel confident regardless of your festive plans. 

With all the packing and unpacking over the festive holidays, it is important to take care of your wig to ensure that it stays looking its best. Here are some of our favourite tips from our expert wig consultants.

First Off, Gentle Wig Care is the Best Care

A wig is an investment towards your confidence in how you look. Just as a polished appearance and confidence blossom with loving care, your wig thrives when treated with the same gentle touch. 

Harsh brushing and tearing through tangles can damage the hair. This is true with wig fibres as well. Wig fibres tend to keep their shape until brushed straight without any consideration for the wig’s style. Hence, it is always important to be gentle with your wig and have the tools to help you maintain good wig care while travelling this festive season.

Keeping Your Wigs Fresh and Glam

The festive holidays are all about making memories with your friends and loved ones. You shouldn’t feel like you need to miss out on a fun holiday experience because you are worried about the condition of your wig.

Just like natural hair, your wig can be washed and conditioned. Having the right products can help you keep your wig in good shape while you seize the day! 

Here are the essential products to keep on hand while you travel:

  • Wig shampoo
  • Wig conditioner
  • Wig spray conditioner
  • Wide-toothed comb/ detangling brush 

Wigs are generally better air-dried after washing. If you happen to travel without a wig stand, allow the wig to dry air on towels in a well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. When it is almost dry, gently reshape your wig with your fingers to maintain its original style. Always avoid brushing your wig until it is completely dry.

Be Careful Being Around the Heat and Sun!

Whether you are checking on the Christmas turkey or soaking up the Winter sun, be very mindful of your wig. When things get too hot or if you expose your wig to direct sunlight, you run the risk of permanently damaging your wig beyond repair!

On top of minimising sun and head exposure, be sure to:

  • Avoid chlorine and salt water. They can damage wig fibres. 
  • Minimise exposing your wig to wind, rain and snow as they can alter the condition of the wig. 
  • Avoid sunshine and heat sources. 
  • Be generous with spray conditioner, this can lessen the chance of wig fibres getting sun-scorched.

On the Road? Pack Your Wig with Care

When packing your wig, it’s crucial to protect it from being misshapen, snagged or tangled. Avoid simply throwing your wig into your suitcase or bag. Instead, try these ideas:

  • Pack your wig in a separate compartment: This will prevent it from getting caught on other items in your luggage. To prevent accidental damage while travelling, you can store your wig individually in an air-tight plastic box, lined with tissue paper.
  • Avoid overpacking: A crowded suitcase can put unnecessary pressure on your wig, leading to damage.

The steps before storing your wig are also important. Be sure to remember these tips:

  • Make sure that your wig is brushed and cleaned 
  • Never store a damp wig – it can damage the hair fibres 
  • Fold your wig ear-to-ear before putting it into the box to maintain its shape
  • Label your wigs so that you are not rummaging to find the right one

A wig stand allows you to preserve your wig’s shape, promotes air circulation and makes styling more convenient. While on the road, consider a collapsible wig stand as they can fold away neatly until you need to use it.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask the Pros

Circumstances and use vary from person to person. If you need further guidance on how to feel comfortable, confident and glamorous with your wig don’t hesitate to reach out to the Wills Wigs team. We are always happy to help!